Attribution/ explicit permission

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In Nov-Dec 2013, Correspondence was initiated on the site requesting explicit permission to include data from with an attribution statement similar to The outcome has yielded explicit permission with just one Department (Transport and Main Roads / TMR) with further correspondence planned in 2014 that is hoped to yield a whole of government response and/or permission.

The TMR confirmation has been confirmed in an email message that I have published portions of below (portions of headers at the bottom). Jason Ward 17:30, 24 December 2013 (GMT+10)

Confirmation Email

TMR Reference: ODE19 Open Data Portal Reference: Ref: 10362321

Dear Mr Ward,

Thank you for your enquiry to the Queensland Government data portal in relation to obtaining permission to include data from in the OpenStreetMap (OSM) database. I acknowledge that the South Australian Government has recently provided OSM with permission to use data from

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) grants OSM permission to access and use the TMR-provided datasets obtained through the Queensland Government data portal, subject to the use of these datasets being consistent with the Creative Commons licensing for each set. More detail about each licence type is available from

<Non relevant paragraph redacted>.

The following statement is included for attribution purposes on the OSM site:

"Contains data from Queensland government public information datasets. The original datasets are available from the Queensland Government data portal and are subject to Creative Commons licensing. This permission is granted provided that attribution of each dataset used is given in the format Dataset Name, Date Published, Licence, Transport and Main Roads, originally retrieved from"

Additionally, any use of the data for any particular reason is at the risk of OSM and TMR makes no comment on its suitability for incorporation into OSM’s database.

If you require further information, I encourage you to contact <redacted>, or by email at <redacted>

Yours sincerely,

The TMR Opendata team

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